Learning Networks  Stephen Downes National Research Council Canada December 15, 2005
The New Empowerment <ul><li>The millenials  – a generation that has become empowered  </li></ul><ul><li>Cluetrain  – evolu...
Empowering Technology <ul><li>The Interactive Web (Web 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, CMSs, Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast...
<ul><li>Learning as a network phenomenon… </li></ul><ul><li>Web of user-generated content (eg. Wikipedia)… </li></ul><ul><...
Foundational Ideas… <ul><li>Connectivism  - knowledge resides in a diversity of opinions  http://www.elearnspace.org/Artic...
Radical Ideas… <ul><li>Three Principles of Effective E-Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction  – participation in a learn...
E-Learning 2.0… http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1
Architecture Rethinking Learning Resources…
Resource Profiles
Resource Production
Repositories
Rights
Resource Aggregation
Common Environment
Personal Identity
Environment Interface
Syndication
Community
http://www.downes.ca
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Learning Networks

  1. 1. Learning Networks Stephen Downes National Research Council Canada December 15, 2005
  2. 2. The New Empowerment <ul><li>The millenials – a generation that has become empowered </li></ul><ul><li>Cluetrain – evolution from consumption to co-production </li></ul><ul><li>Learner centered design – the interdependence between teacher and learner – a sharing of power </li></ul>http://www.cluetrain.com/
  3. 3. Empowering Technology <ul><li>The Interactive Web (Web 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, CMSs, Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts, screencasts, video </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging, Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless access, the mobile web </li></ul><ul><li>This is how it happens… </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we go next? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Learning as a network phenomenon… </li></ul><ul><li>Web of user-generated content (eg. Wikipedia)… </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks and communities (entails a genuinely portable (and owned ) identity </li></ul><ul><li>Networks of interactions (aggregate, remix, repurpose, feed forward) – syndication </li></ul><ul><li>The personal learning centre </li></ul>Learning…
  5. 5. Foundational Ideas… <ul><li>Connectivism - knowledge resides in a diversity of opinions http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access - file-sharing, open source, open content http:// creativecommons.org / http:// www.soros.org/openaccess / </li></ul><ul><li>The Open Society – transparency, accountability, partnerships http:// www.nplc.com / </li></ul>
  6. 6. Radical Ideas… <ul><li>Three Principles of Effective E-Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction – participation in a learning community (aka a community of practice) </li></ul><ul><li>Usability – simplicity and consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance – aka salience, that is, learning that is relevant to you, now </li></ul><ul><li>More on these… </li></ul>
  7. 7. E-Learning 2.0… http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1
  8. 8. Architecture Rethinking Learning Resources…
  9. 9. Resource Profiles
  10. 10. Resource Production
  11. 11. Repositories
  12. 12. Rights
  13. 13. Resource Aggregation
  14. 14. Common Environment
  15. 15. Personal Identity
  16. 16. Environment Interface
  17. 17. Syndication
  18. 18. Community
  19. 19. http://www.downes.ca

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